radical geography

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An analysis of the processes by which inequalities—in race, class, gender, or age—are produced and maintained. Radical geographers hold that studying the visible geography of spatial relationships is not enough; the power relationships, specifically the political and economic structures, are fundamental. For example, any study of industrial location would be worthless, unless the operations of transnational corporations, and tariff and trade agreements, are taken into account (Byrne (1995) Capital & Class 56).

Radical geography includes attempts to change the situation on the ground for everyday people in everyday places. See D. Fuller and R. Kitchin (2004) for an exploration of the role of the radical academic in society, and Lawson (2007) AAAG97, 1 on geographies of care and responsibility.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

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